Urban Latino TV Lifestyle (2003)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Race & Ethnicity  |   Run Time - 61 min.  |  
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The sixty-minute documentary Urban Latino Lifestyle explores the cultural elements that Hispanic Americans have brought to the United States. A co-production of Urban Latino Television and Urban Latino Magazine, Urban Latino Lifestyle is unofficially divided into seven segments, each of which briefly investigates a single component of the Latino subculture. The pic opens with a glimpse of the wheels that Hispanic-Americans call their own - from low-riders to countless well-varied, souped-up automobiles and trucks. The film journeys to the Hispanic barbershop culture, briefly studies modern Hispanic fashion trends, looks at the linguistic phenomenon unofficially dubbed 'Spanglish' - a co-mingling of English and Spanish - and views the currents in contemporary Latin art. Finally, Lifestyle sojourns to a Capoeira (Brazilian martial arts) studio and ends with a foray into current Latin percussion dance beats.

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culture [social culture], Latino/Latina, lifestyle, talk-show, tradition